Windows,Mac or Linux??

India
June 8, 2008 7:31am CST
I recently switched from windows to Linux(Ubuntu) and i was amazed by the cool features there.My surfing was really enhanced and no hang ups like windows. I admit that i faced some problems in installing softwares but the bottom line is that am impressed by Linux . I have never used Mac but have heard a lot about it too. What do you prefer and why,mention the limitations too.
4 responses
@jason1308 (1587)
• France
8 Jun 08
I have always used Windows but had a curiosity about Linux, but never wanted to risk partitioning my Hard drive or reinstalling everything. Any way, I have just upgraded my main computer, so I thought that I would install Linux on the old one to see if it is as good as people make out. I first tried Urbuntu which is meant to be good for newbies, but it just didn't run proparly on my computer, and i was going to give up and return back to windows XP, when I read about PCLinuxOS, and installed that version. Well all I can say is that I am glad that I did, as it is a dream to use, Then computer runs faster, surfing the internet is a dream and I can say that I personally prefer it to windows, so much in fact that I am considering going fully over to Linux.
@fsound (757)
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
It's nice to hear that you made a big switch. I am also thinking of a switch to Ubuntu. I would like to be in the free world, open source. no money involved, more knowledge you gain.
@tx_666 (191)
• India
8 Jun 08
I use Windows XP and VISTA both are very user friendly. I used LINUX on one friends' computer. My experience with it is a bit bitter.. It is difficult to operate. I'm impressed by the Speech Recognition system of VISTA. Now, computer will run on voice command instead of mouse as they did with MS office before.... Linux provides security, is better for office works not for all..
@zeroflashx2 (2489)
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
That's cool. Linux has better hardware handling instructions than windows in my opinion. Although, windows tend to be more user friendly (until errors appear or viruses ). It's kinda hard with Windows as only Microsoft has the main ability to fix or modify something. Linux usually is open-sourced and are being coded by users themselves who understands what needs to be done in order to improve the OS. As for mac, no offense to mac users, I like the interface but it's not as accessible as windows and the mouse functions are uncomfortable for me.